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23 December 2023                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1703
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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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                    *        TO ALL  OUR READERS        *
                    * WARMEST THOUGHTS  AND BEST WISHES *
                    *     FOR  A  WONDERFUL HOLIDAY     *
                    *    AND A VERY  HAPPY NEW  YEAR    *
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3W     - Look for 3W9IL (JF3PLF), 3W9LSV (JR3LSV),  3W9TXR (JH3TXR),  3W9YAQ
         (JA3YAQ), XV9HS (JA6FWJ)  and  XV9KL (JN3JBC)  to be active holiday
         style from  Hanoi, Vietnam  between  21 and 30 December.  They will
         operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8 on 80-6 metres. Check qrz.com for the
         QSL routes.
6O     - Team 6O3T will be active from Somalia sometime in early 2024. Plans
         are to operate  SSB, CW and digital modes  for  a  couple of weeks,
         with a focus on the low bands and 6 metres. Details are expected in
         due course.
DL     - Special callsigns  DB100FK,  DC100FK,  DD100FK,  DF100FK,  DL100FK,
         DM100FK,  DQ100FK  and  DR100FK - as well as  DM100MW and DR100PE -
         will be active  from  1 January to 31 May  to celebrate  the  100th
         anniversary  since the formation of the  Deutsche Funk-Kartell  (24
         January 1924),  a federation of clubs of  radio enthusiasts  during
         the early days of amateur radio in Germany. QSL "only digital" (via
         LoTW, eQSL, etc). An award will be available, see https://100fk.de/
         for information.
F      - Jeff, F4IIQ will be active as TM130SMK on  5-9 January  to commemo-
         rate the 130th anniversary since the birth of  St. Maximilian Maria
         Kolbe. QSL via F4IIQ. Born on 8 January 1894,  Father Kolbe (SP3RN)
         was killed on 14 August 1941 at Auschwitz.
FY     - Pierre-Jean, F4GPK will be active holiday style as TO2FY from  Kou-
         rou, French Guiana from 29 December to 16 January.  He will operate
         SSB only  from the facilities of the local radio club (FY5KE).  QSL
         via eQSL, or direct to home call; he does not use LoTW or Club Log.
HH     - Members of the Radio Club d'Haiti (HH2RCH) will be active as HH220Y
         on 1-31 January to celebrate the 200th anniversary since the decla-
         ration of the  former colony's independence  (1 January 1804).  QSL
         via N2OO.
I      - Members of ARI Padova will be active as II3PUP on 7-14 January. The
         special callsign's suffix is  an  acronym  for  Patavium Urbs Picta
         (Padua the Painted City),  which refers  to the  fourteenth-century
         fresco cycles that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage
         list since 2021. QSL via IQ3WW; QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club
         Log and qrz.com.
JD1_oga- Once again Harry, JG7PSJ will be active as  JD1BMH from  Chichijima
         (AS-031), Ogasawara from 23 December to 1 January.  He will operate
         CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10m.  QSL via JD1BMH (bureau),  or direct to
         JG7PSJ. Logsearch on http://jg7psj.starfree.jp/jd1bmh/. He does not
         use LoTW or PayPal.
OE     - Members of the OE3XDC Radio Club will be active as  OE205XMAS  from
         23 December to 6 January.  Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15  and
         possibly 160 metres SSB and FT8, as well as via QO-100. The special
         callsign marks the  205th anniversary  of  "Stille Nacht"  ("Silent
         Night", one of the most popular Christmas carols,  composed in 1818
         by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr. QSL via the bureau,
         eQSL, or direct.
VK     - Andrey, VK5MAV will be active as VK5MAV/4 from Magnetic Island (OC-
         171) on  6-11 February.  He will operate  mainly CW,  with possibly
         some SSB (sked) on 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres. QSOs will be uploaded
         to Club Log, and made available for  QSO matching  (free of charge)
         on the IOTA website  one month  after the activity.  Those who make
         more than two QSOs,  however,  will get the  Club Log Matching  six
         months later, as Andrey would like "to give a chance of new IOTA to
         as many IOTA chasers  as possible".  Paper QSLs  will be  available
         only for those who donate USD 10 or more before the operation.
T32    - The  Rebel DX Group's  T32TT  operation  from  Kiritimati/Christmas
         Island (OC-024), East Kiribati [425DXN 1700]  has been extended un-
         til  12  January.  Bookmark  https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup/
         for updates. QSL via  Club Log's OQRS.

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                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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CONTEST UNIVERSITY 2024 ---> Registration is  now  open for the 2024 Contest
University (CTU), to be held on 16 May at the  Hope Hotel near Dayton, Ohio.
This  is  the  day  before  the  Dayton  Hamvention  officially  opens.  See
https://www.contestuniversity.com/ for the details.

CQ MAGAZINE ---> Reportedly,  CQ Magazine has temporarily suspended publica-
tion. The latest issue sent out was the digital version of the October issue
(Volume 79 Number 10).  In a message circulated  over the Internet,  Richard
Moseson (W2VU, Editor of CQ Magazine) says that "everything is unfortunately
on hold" until "the necessary funding to continue operations" is secured.
The  CQ Contests  will continue to be run by the  World Wide Radio Operators
Foundation (WWROF).  As for the DX Marathon  (https://dxmarathon.com/),  the
Programme "will remain viable with or without CQ Magazine", because it "does
not receive any financial support from them, nor do we draw any resources to
operate  our program from them",  Mark Wohlschlegel (WC3W) states.  Partici-
pants in the  2023 DX Marathon  must send their entries  by  5 January 2024,
preferably using the new online submission tool.

POSTAL RATES (DENMARK) ---> Effective 1 January 2024, Post Danmark will imp-
lement a major postage rate increase.  The rate for letters  up to 100 grams
to all international destinations will be  50.00 Danish Kroner - that's more
than 7 US dollars, so keep that in mind if you need to request a direct card
from a Danish station.

QSL V62P AND V62S ---> The logs for V62S  from Satawal Atoll (OC-299,  13-22
November) and  V62P  from Puluwat Atoll  (OC-155, 24-30 November)  have been
uploaded to Club Log, and the OQRS for both  callsigns has been enabled. See
https://v6iota.weebly.com/logs--qsl.html for the QSLling policy.

YOTA CONTEST 2023 ---> The third session of this year's YOTA Contest,  orga-
nized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group  in cooperation with the  Hungarian
Amateur Radio Society  (MRASZ),  will take place on  30 December  (1200-2359
UTC) on the five classic bands  CW and SSB.  Everyone can work everyone. The
complete rules can be found on https://ham-yota.com/contest.

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QSLs received direct or  hrough  managers: 1A0C, 3D2RRR, 4S7AB, 4W1A, 5A1AL,
5W0LM, 5X3K, 5Z4VJ, 6Y/VY2MA, 7Q6M, 7Q7EMH,  9N7AA, AP2TN, B0A, C5YK,  CE0Y/
EA5KA, CT3MD, E51JAN (OC-014), ET3AA, FS/AC4LN, HH2JR,  JD1BMH, JW5E, K6VHF/
HR9 (NA-057), KH0/KC0W, KH0W, KH6BB, PJ4MM, RI0Z (AS-039),  S01A, T2C, TX6D,
V6SX,  VB2M (NA-176), VK9LAA,  VP6A, VP9/AA1AC, ZA/OE8NDR, ZF1A, ZL7/SP5EAQ,
ZL7A.

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